Oral Listening
Interactive and Active Listening: Social Transformation based on the collaboration with African Countries and Japan
- Brush up your listening skills and then make an action plan.
Thu. 1st. Period Yoko Hasebe
Keywords:
Culture, Discussion, Film, Listening, Literature, Presentation, Project, Speaking, Web Activities, Writing

This class is for those who seriously want to brush up not only their Oral Listening skill but also their communication skill towards mutual understanding. The focus point of this class is first of all, being able to listen and understand the lectures, presentations and discussions in class. 
How much do you know about African countries? How much do you know about Democratic Republic of Congo, Mozanbique? Let's know more about each country and let us introduce our country Japan to them and share the basic knowledge of one another.  Then  step forward to social transformation in the field of education based on the collaboration with Japan. Our goal is to make an actual plan of social transformation based on mutual understandings. We will have friends from African countries with us in the classroom activities.

 


    Students who take this course will be able to
    1.brush up your oral/listening skill and develop your discussion and presentation skill to higher levels even after the course.
    2.have confidence to communicate with people all over the world and exchange and share ideas.
    3.enjoy speaking out your messages, ideas and your own research without hesitation.
    4.enjoy news, dramas, news, interviews, films directly in English.
    5.have courage enough to travel and study abroad by yourself
    WHAT IS MORE,

    Students who take this course will be able to  

    1.UNDERSTAND BOTH CONGO AND JAPAN

    2.MAKE FRIENDS WITH CONGOLEESE STUDENTS THROUGH  

    3.DISCUSS, SHARE, PRESENT OUR FUTURE VISION AND GET THE ACTUAL IMAGES OF THE SUSTAINABLE RELATIONSHIP OF BOTH COUNTRIES.


    Attendance: 25%
    Assignment: 25%
    Mid-term Presentation: 25%
    Final Interview Making: 25%
    Bonus points: 10%


    1

    Guidance of the course Introduction of the course.

    • Listening workshop 1

    2

    GATEWAY to the course How to brush up your skills for listening,dictation, summarization. Key for note taking.

    • Listening workshop 2

    3

    Introduction to AFRICA 1: Watching Movie 1

    NOTE TAKING AND SUMMARIZATION

    • DISCUSSION

     

    4

    Introduction to Africa 2 : Watching movie 2

    • NOTE TAKING AND SUMMARIZATION

    5

    Guest speaker 1
    How Can Two Countries Build A Sustainable Relationship For The Future?
    NOTE TAKING AND SUMMARIZATION

    • DISCUSSION

    6

    Guest speaker 2
    WHAT THEY RESEARCH AND WHY THEY ARE IN JAPAN
    NOTE TAKING AND SUMMARIZATION

    • DISCUSSION

    7

    Mid-term presentations 1
    What we've learned on Congo.
    NOTE TAKING AND SUMMARIZATION

    • DISCUSSION

    8

    Mid-term Presentations 2
    What we've learned on Congo.
    (ASSIGNMENT)NOTE TAKING AND SUMMARIZATION

    • DISCUSSION:30MIN

    9

    LISTEN TO 3 PRESENTATIONS ON "WHAT WE HAVE FOUND IN JAPAN"
    SOCIETY, ECONOMICS, CULTURE, EDUCATION, DAILY LIFE,

    • DISCUSSION

    10

    Discussion Session,
    "HOW WE CAN COLLABORATE FOR THE FUTURE?WHAT ARE OUR ROLES?"

    11

    FINAL PRESENTATION 1 & DISCUSSION

    12

    FINAL PRESENTATION 2 & DISCUSSION

    13

    FINAL PRESENTATION 3 & DISCUSSION

    14

    Final discussion on our future language and culture exchange program in general

    15

     

    Writing syllabi for our language and culture exchange program next semester.


    I really want to welcome you all that seriously want to brush up communication skills for mutual understanding through various language and culture exchange situations.You have a lot of assignment and have to work so hard. But I am sure that at the end of the course, you will be able to enjoy communication with people all over the world in English. Though the class is A HARD WORKING ONE, I am sure that you can enjoy.

    • THIS SEMESTER I AM SO HAPPY THAT I CAN INVITE  1or 2 GRADUATESCHOOL STUDENTS FROM African countries. THEY ACTUALLY JOIN OUR CLASSES FOR 2 MONTHS. AS MANY OF YOU HAVE ALREADY REALIZED, THAT BUILDING RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN AFRICAN COUNTRIES AND JAPAN IS ESSENTIAL FOR OUR FUTURE. WE LEARN A LOT FROM AFRICAN COUNTRIES. BUT THE MOST IMPORTANT THING TO START THE RELATIONSHIP IS, OF COURSE, MUTUAL UNDERSTANDING AS HUMAN BEINGS.